Gemini Spies Strong Stellar Gusts in Nearby Massive Star

Noirlab_gemini0101c_1024

noirlab_gemini0101c July 23rd, 2001

Credit: International Gemini Observatory

This black-and-white, K-band image of AFGL 2591 shows some fainter lobe structure and a bow shock to the left of the massive star that is not readily apparentl in the color version. This part of the expanding nebula of gas and dust around AFGL 2591 is hidden from view by a dense and extensive disk (or torus) of material encircling the star.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0101c/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
AFGL 2591
Noirlab_gemini0101c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 29m 24.9s
DEC = 40° 11’ 11.4”
Orientation
North is 0.5° CCW
Field of View
1.7 x 1.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Grayscale Gemini North (NIRI) Infrared (K) 2.2 µm
Spectrum_base
Grayscale
Noirlab_gemini0101c_1280
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ID
gemini0101c
Subject Category
Subject Name
AFGL 2591
Credits
International Gemini Observatory
Release Date
2001-07-23T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0101c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini North
Instrument
NIRI
Color Assignment
Grayscale
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
K
Central Wavelength
2200
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
307.353569073, 40.1865130904
Reference Dimension
870.0, 688.0
Reference Pixel
435.0, 344.0
Scale
-3.23898818225e-05, 3.23898818225e-05
Rotation
0.45999999999999991
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
gemini0101c
Metadata Date
2020-06-07T17:17:09+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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